Fees: Geologists

Learn about the various fees involved with getting your geologist license.

National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Exams Candidates

You'll need to pay 2 different fees:

  1. When you apply for the ASBOG exam, pay us the appropriate exam application fee (check or money order payable to the Department of Licensing). You only need to pay this fee one time for both exams.
  2. After you receive our approval letter to take the exam, you'll need to pay a separate fee for each exam to ASBOG. If you don't pay the ASBOG fee by their deadline, you won't be able to take the exam.

Specialty Exam Candidates

When you apply for a state specialty license, you'll pay us (check or money order payable to the Department of Licensing):

  • The appropriate application fee
  • Specialty exam fee

License fees

Fees can be paid by mail or through Secure Access Washington (SAW)

Application fees 

The fees below include the initial license. Application fees are non-refundable. We cannot accept payments over the phone.

Description Fee
Geologist license (includes initial license fee) $135 (non-refundable)
Specialty license $135 each (non-refundable)
Geologist license - reciprocity $270 (non-refundable)
Specialty license - reciprocity $203 each (non-refundable)

Examination fees

Description Fee
Fundamentals of geology (vendor charge) $200
Practice of Geology (vendor charge) $250
Specialty exams $405 each
Re-examination administration fee $88
Late fee if exam is scheduled less than 30 days before exam date (vendor charge) $25
Manual regrade (vendor charge) $50
Regrade administrative fee $15

Renewal fees

Description Fee
Geologist license renewal $135
Geologist license late renewal (if paid 90 days or more past due date) $270
Specialty license renewal $115 each
Specialty license late renewal (if paid 90 days or more past due date) $230

Miscellaneous fees

Description Fee
Wall certificate $25
Certification of license records to other jurisdictions $45
Proctor examination in another jurisdiction $100
License print fee

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-664-1497
(TTY: Call 711)
mail Email: geologist@dol.wa.gov
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